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Upcoming at Or Chadash

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April 2 - OCTY is celebrating Passover


HUGE THANKS to all our OCTY members who helped out at the carnival!

SPECIAL THANKS to our fabulous performers of

"The Greatest Superhero of Them All!"


Members of the group of Or Chadash teens and chaperones who participated in the December 2022 trip to the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC got together for a "mini RAC Reunion."

The group toured the current exhibit on display at The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC. Witness to History, Keepers of Memory is on loan from the Montreal Holocaust Museum and depicts 30 Holocaust survivors through their stories about objects of special significance to them.

Using QR codes, we read about each of the items depicted in the display.

"According to survivors, vestiges of life before the Holocaust are hard to find. The few carefully guarded objects, documents, and photographs smuggled out or that narrowly escaped destruction represent some of the most personal memories: their origins."

Pictured among the faces in the exhibit are members of the Abrams, Berg, Hodkinson, and MacIsaac families.

After visiting the Institute, we all enjoyed lunch together at a local pizzeria.

The exhibit at RVCC runs through May 10, 2023.

For more information, visit: https://www.raritanval.edu/community-resources/holocaust-institute

February 12th - OCTY'S SOUP-ER BOWL


Our OC teens came together to make Italian Barley soup kits for Harvest Family Success Center in Flemington. Special thanks to Jasmine for taking care of dropping off the donations!

They also had some fun getting a head start on working with our spiel for the upcoming Purim Carnival. Lots of laughs!

NEXT UP: OC's beloved Purim Carnival!

(ALL 8th-12th graders welcome and encouraged to attend!)

Sunday, March 5

10:00AM to 12:00PM

Purim Carnival!

Run the games, perform the spiel, and make a lot of fun for the younger OC members!

OCTY co-presidents:

Noah Metelitsa ([email protected])

Jasmine Likier ([email protected])

Planting Trees in Israel

Trees for Israel

Or Chadash is very proud of our teens for raising $90 to plant trees in Israel in honor of Tu B'Shevat.

Their personal donations covered the planting of 5 trees through the Jewish National Fund.

January 29th - Terrariums for Tu B'Shevat

December 4th - Toy Drive

November 6th - Coat Drive

September 11th - Welcome Back Event 2022-2023

Welcome Back Event 2022-2023

It was great to get so many of our teens together for OCTY's Welcome Back Event last Sunday! After enjoying bagels, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and special apple-designed cookies from Betsy, our teens talked about planning the next few months' worth of events and then worked together on a Rosh Hashana mitzvah. Shhhhh... you might just be receiving an apple-printed postcard in the mail!

Or Chadash thanks them for their help!

OCTY co-presidents:

Noah Metelitsa ([email protected])

Jasmine Likier

May 1st - Last Event of 2021-2022

April 3rd - Slime Time and Diaper Drive

March 13th - Purim Speil and Carnival

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February 27th - Pizza and Purim Planning

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December 5th - Toy Drive and Hanukkah Houses

Thanks to our wonderful community, OCTY is on a roll!

On the heels of the November Coat Drive, OCTY's December Toy Drive was also a great success, with enough bags of toys and games to fill Jordyn Moscowitz's car! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Toy Drive, and thanks especially to Jordyn for handling the transportation and delivery of all the donations to the Family Success Center in Flemington. Great job, OCTY!!

We were so happy to see our youth group together again on Sunday, December 5th. They ran the Toy Drive and also enjoyed working on "Hanukkah houses." They were all so creative! See the pictures below.

Check back here soon for an update about OCTY's plans for 2022! Got an idea for a fun event or mitzvah? Reach out to Jordyn or Noah to see what can work and help with organizing!

OCTY co-presidents:

Jordyn Moscowitz and Noah Metelitsa

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OCTY is so pleased to announce our teens collected 76 coats during the Coat Drive this month! Thank you to everyone who dropped off donations! This was a wonderful success! Special thanks to Sam Orr and Stephanie Orr for handling the delivery of all the coats to SAFE in Hunterdon and Volunteers of America in Somerville.

On November 21, OCTY teens enjoyed pizza together, organized all the coat donations by size into bags and boxes, and wrote thank-you cards to our Or Chadash teaching staff and members of the Board of Trustees. We were grateful for the gorgeous, sunny weather and the time to hang together!

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October 3rd - The Gravity Vault